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Canon patent for 27x zoom Powershot camera (Powershot G3 X replacement?)

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Canon patent for an optical formula that appears to refer to a possible Powershot camera. The patent is about a 9-240mm F2.8-5.6 lens that seems to fit a compact camera, a Canon Powershot. The optical formula resolves to a 27x zoom. 

The Canon PowerShot G3 X has a 25x zoom (24-600mm equivalent). May this patent refer to a replacement? It may be.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-31419
    • Published 2016.3.7
    • Filing date 2014.7.28
  • Example
    • Zoom ratio 25.58
    • Wide-angle intermediate telephoto
    • Focal length 9.35 31.90 239.12
    • F-number 2.88 4.93 5.76
    • Half angle of view (degrees) 35.66 13.89 1.89
    • The image height 6.71 7.89 7.89
    • Overall length of the lens 94.81 119.61 197.21
    • BF 2.97 19.89 29.86
powershot g3 x

Canon Powershot G3 X

[via Egami]

 

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